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Attractions in Barnsley
Member Name: killabiccy
Attractions in Barnsley
Date: 17/06/01, updated on 17/06/01 (1433 review reads)
Advantages: cheap clothes, dirty surroundings, cawthorne park
Disadvantages: low quality, expensive, boring for young
Barnsley attractions are very few and of poor quality,with the exception of a garden centre and a few acres of countryside to visit.
If visiting Barnsley for whatever strange reasons , i hope you take my guide into consideration before even deciding to step outside:
NO 1=THE ODEON=if your expecting comfortable seats and reasonable prices then you will be greatly dissapointed.This cinema which hasnt chaned except for the price increases ,since i was very small is equipped with hard backed seats and tiny arm rests,that is unless you decide to pay extra for the luxury seats.Standard adult prices however lie at £3.50.The prices of food and drink are hysterrically high and you would be better off taking your own.
NO 2=THE METRODOME=This leisure complex has now established a new gym with juice bar and bouncy floor e.t.c and is rumoured to be quite satisfying although i havent yet tried it.The swimming baths which consist of baby pool,(main)wave pool , length or competition pool and diving pool with 3 seperate level diving boards.It is more for the young at heart and still not particularly interesting.The best thing about the swimming baths is the water slides which to my recollection should be :THE BLACK HOLE(A LONG DARK WATER SLIDE).THE RED RIVER CRUISER(AN INNER TUBE WATER SLIDE,THE MOST FUN)AND THE TERRORSHIP 2000(A LARGE BOWL THAT YOU SPIN AROUND IN THEN PLUNGE INTO WATER THROUGH THE BOTTOM OF IT).
NO 3=SHOPPING:The Alhambra can be quite usefull for sporting needs with its two sports shops and TK MAXX is good for bargains.Barnsley is alot more usefull for womens clothing though,and an extensive range of hair and make up accessories can be found on the market,especially on sallys glitz and glam!
NO 4=If relaxing is more your style then Cawthorne park is a nice way to spend a warm day,the cawthorne farm is good or the little ones and the cawthorne mansion as i like it to call it is interesting to tour,for a price of course.if plants are more your th
ing then the cawthorne garden centre is a good place to look.A these little attractions are set in the same grounds so they are easy to find.In my opinion these are one of the better things to enjoy in barnsley for the older generation.
NO 5=Pubs and clubs.Barnsleys night life is alive an fridays and saturdays and bank holidays.Pharoes is more for the over 25 year olds and The Hedonism for the younger people,although it is a little classier than Regents Park nightclub.For a tall cocktail and cool surroundings then the Soviet bar is the place to be.For classier surroundings then choose The Pulse bar.whatever your preference there are many to choose from.
All in all,Barnsley can be described as more of a boozers paradise than an attraction,so if late nights arent your thing then go somewhere else!!
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